While maximalist, Bohemian, "Jungalow-inspired" spaces were all the rage in 2017, there was another design style that gained in popularity: minimalism. It's certainly not a new idea, but it does seem to be popping up more and more as people strive for calm, relaxing spaces in an increasingly hectic world. This year, we toured a number a stunning spaces that don't have a whole lot of "stuff", but certainly have a ton of style. Peruse these gorgeous rooms...they just might inspire you to get rid of some of your own stuff in 2018!
This London kitchen is black, wood and beautiful.
A black wall of sleek storage, geometric art and a mix of modern furniture and lighting makes this dining room in Hong Kong utterly aspirational.
I think it's important to remember that "minimal" doesn't always have to mean "modern;" this loft's bedroom has a touch of rustic and traditional thanks to the iron bed frame and the wooden barn doors.
You don't need a bunch of stuff when you've got floors as patterned and beautiful as the one in this Spanish home's kitchen. A reminder that you can use texture and pattern to add interest to a room.
When you live in a Quonset hut, the stunning, show-stopping architecture of the home means you don't need a ton of stuff inside. The furnishings Haley chose in her house truly complement and contrast with the warm wood.
There's a lot of white in Sara and Damien's Melbourne home, but the straight lines and the unique tile shape keep it interesting.
Minimal rooms often eschew decorative details, but this Spanish flat's bedroom has just the right amount of frill.
This living room in Brooklyn is the perfect example of warm, organic minimalism. There are lots of layers, not a lot of color, but just the right amount of graphic design.
I love the way this minimal dining room in a Spanish apartment handles color and decoration. There's just a hint of pink, and there's one single shelf that collects and organizes a few beautiful items.
In Tucson, Arizona, Krysta and Joel were able to mix modernism and minimalism along with traditional adobe architectural features for a dreamy and fresh look in this house.
Warm minimalism is one of the most difficult styles to master, but this lovely Montreal home gets it right.
Another stunning Spanish home where the homeowner was able to create a finished but airy look by harnessing the power of natural textiles and materials.
Overstuffed cushions, natural wood tones and a soothing, light color palette makes for a a warm and cozy space, despite the fact that there aren't a ton of soft layers in this Dutch house's living room.
One of the most striking examples of modern minimalism can be seen in this Culver City, California house, where Julie and Matt used black and white's drama-inducing powers to design a dynamic house that is bold and exciting.